On this 10th Anniversary of 911, please see the following 2 pages for huge compilations of tributes, photos, videos, and articles:
9/11 Tenth Anniversary Tribute – The Rising
Heroes of United 93
Demi Lovato “Skyscraper” (Drum Cover) Harry Tee (9/11 Tribute)
9/11 Tribute to All Heros – Celtic Battle Music on the Wire Strung Harp – Cynthia Cathcart
So Cold: 9-11 Tribute
1993 should have been a wakeup call, when terrorism hit us here at home, but we hit the snooze button. Nine years ago on 9/11 the alarm sounded louder. Why are we still asleep?
You see, the protests mounted by those who lost friends and loved ones are all about hurt feelings; they couldn’t possibly be based upon rational concerns about an ideology that is bent on our destruction
Dr. Candace de Russey
But something new and extraordinary commingles with commemoration on this ninth anniversary of the attacks. One senses a heightened public understanding of Islam, and in particular its dark side.
9/11 interrupted the culture of passivity with a warning and a challenge. Either we would defy and defeat evil anew, or it would consume us whole, as it had done to so many cultures around the world.
What seems all too easy to forget, at least for some, is the bravery and unselfish dedication to service that took place on the hallowed ground where these towers stood.
It was amazing to see how Americans joined together in outrage and a show of loyalty to our country. American flags abounded and flew proudly instead of being trampled in a display of “free speech.”
Take the 27 minutes to watch it all. Never forget.
Timeline – morning of September 11, 2001:
First news reports that American Airlines Flight 11 has crashed into One World Trade Center (north tower).
9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into Two World Trade Center (south tower).
9:17 a.m. FAA closes NYC area airports.
9:21 a.m. NYC Port Authority closes all bridges and tunnels in NYC.
9:24 a.m. President Bush calls crashes “an apparent attack on our country”.
9:32 a.m. New York Stock Exchange closed.
9:40 a.m. FAA orders all commercial flights grounded.
9:43 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. (Note: other sources cite the crash at 9:37 and 9:45)
9:45 a.m. White House evacuated.
9:59 a.m. Two World Trade Center (south tower) collapses. (note: other souces cite the collapse at 10:03, 10:05, & 10:06)
10:00 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. (note: the crash happened slightly after 10 am, perhaps as late as 10:10 according to other sources)
10:10 a.m. Portion of the Pentagon collapses.
10:13 a.m. United Nations building evacuates.
10:22 a.m. State and Justice Departments, and World Bank, evacuated in Washington DC.
10:24 a.m. FAA reroutes inbound transatlantic flights to land in Canada.
10:28 a.m. One World Trade Center (north tower) collapses.
10:45 a.m. All federal office buildings in Washington DC evacuated.
10:48 a.m. Police confirm Pennsylvania plane crash.
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From Error Theory.
“It’s not just embarrassing. It is a dangerous willful blindness, spurning the woken vigilance of Flight 93.”
That’s the last line of the full-page advertisement that Tom Burnett Senior and Alec Rawls will be running in the Somerset Daily American this Friday and Saturday (when the two first ladies will be in town for the 9/11 anniversary):
We are hoping that visitors will hold onto our ad, maybe even tape it to their car windows, and most especially, show it to any press people they come across. Hey, if the Park Service can use 9/11 to plant the world’s largest mosque on the Flight 93 crash site, we can use 9/11 to object.
To join our blogburst against the crescent mosque, just send your blog’s url.
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(first posted 9-11-2008)
There will be so many great posts today on the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and tributes to all those innocent victims who lost their lives at the hands of Islamic terrorists. Our hearts go out to all the families, relatives, friends, and co-workers of those who perished (excluding the terrorists). We may link to the best posts we find across the blogosphere and welcome links to great posts in our comments section.
For us, we have chosen to post a few images that are forever etched in our memory.
(from the shore line near Exchange Place, Jersey City)
For many years, the World Trade Centers were my night light. I could see them from my third floor bedroom window. I would sit on the edge of my bed and stare. While they always appeared close enough to reach out and touch, I often broke out the binoculars with the hopes of seeing something exciting in one of the lit windows at night. But always looking on in amazement. Every morning, every afternoon, every night. Dreaming.
The World Trade Centers symbolized success. Not an inherited success however. There was nothing easy about the WTC’s. But having mastered the halls and tunnels of those masterpieces was a success in itself for a kid from Jersey. Working in and around them was a thrill.
(from my old neighborhood, ground level)
People watching on the concourse or outside on a sunny day couldn’t be beat. Even when the doors leading to the PATH train were locked late at night and you were forced to walk another few blocks to find the lone open entrance, there was no lasting anger at those silver giants. There never will be.
They should be rebuilt. Shinier and stronger than before. It can be done – support efforts to rebuild the WTC at WTC2011 – Better in Every Way!
Update 2010: We are honored, again, to be participating in the “Tweet Every Name” project on September 11, 2012. Watch our Twitter stream here on 9/11, and re-Tweet the names in memory of those killed.
Creeping Sharia is honored to be participating in a unique event on September 11, 2009, to commemorate the tragic loss of nearly 3,000 lives at the hands of Islamic terrorists on what is now simply known as 9/11: the ‘Tweet Every Name” project.
Starting at 8:46 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, we, along with about 25 others, will be “tweeting” the names of each of the innocent victims who perished on September 11, 2001. Using the popular micro-blogging service Twitter, each of the innocents names will be tweeted individually with their city, state, age, and location on 9/11, followed by the hashtag #neverforget.
Thanks to @rdickerhoof for organizing and including us in this effort.
Update: A great, humbling and successful effort. The retweeting has been tremendous and is still ongoing. Look for this effort to expand in the future. See all the tweets at http://tr.im/everyname.
Know your enemy, and never under-estimate him.
Excerpts from Free Republic. We pick up the timeline of the 9/11 terrorists, and hijackers to-be, from the assassination of Northern Alliance commander Ahmed Massoud on Sep. 9, 2001 – however the timeline begins well prior to that in the 1990′s and goes further than what we posted here.
various | 5/13/2002 | compiled from published sources
“We love death. The US loves life. That is the big difference between us.” — Osama Bin Laden
Mohammed ATTA (11) (also known as Mohammed al-Amir) Born September 1, 1968 in Kafr al Sheikh, Egypt. ATTA grows up in Cairo with his middle-class family.
Abdulaziz ALOMARI (11) Saudi Arabian. Little is known about him.
Walid AL-SHEHRI (11) From Khamis Mushayt in Saudi Arabia. Former teacher, who left his job allegedly to consult an Islamic holy man about his brother’s mental illness.
Satam AL-SUQAMI (11) Born June 28, 1976. Saudi Arabian. Islamic-law-school student at King Fahd University in Riyadh. College roommate of MOQED.
Wail ALSHEHRI (11) Born 7/31/73. Brother of Walid. Former phys-ed teacher who left his job because of “mental illness.”
Marwan AL-SHEHHI (175) Born in United Arab Emirates on 5/9/78.
Hamza ALGHAMDI(175) Born 11/18/80. From Beljurashi in southern Saudi Arabia. Was working in a “humiliating” job as a stockboy in a housewares shop when he was recruited for the jihad.
Ahmed ALGHAMDI(175) From Beljurashi in southern Saudi Arabia. Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan Al-Qadi BANIHAMMAD (175-4) (aka Fayez Ahmed) Citizen of United Arab Republic.
Mohand ALSHEHRI (175) Former student at the Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University in Abha, Saudi Arabia for one semester.
Hani HANJOUR (77)- Saudi Arabian Born August 13, 1972. Son of a wealthy businessman from the wealthy al-Faisaliyah section of Taif.
Khalid ALMIDHAR (77) Saudi Arabian. Veteran Al-Qaeda operative about whom little is known.
Majed MOQED (77) Saudi Arabian. Law student at the King Fahd University in Riyadh. The son of a head of the Baniauf tribe from Annakhil near Medina. Sometimes listed as the third “logistics” person after ALMIDHAR and Nawaq ALHAZMI.
Nawaq ALHAZMI (77) “He told me once that his father had tried to kill him when he was a child. He never told me why, but he had a long knife scar on his forearm,” said an acquaintance. Brother of a police chief in the coastal town of Jizan.
Salem ALHAZMI (77) Saudi.
Ziad al-JARRAH (93) Born in Al Marj, Lebanon May 11, 1975. The son of a civil servant and a schoolteacher. Educated in a Catholic school in Beirut.
Ahmed ALNAMI (93) Born December 1977. Saudi, from the town of Abha. Former law student at the King Khaled University Islamic Law School in Abha.
Ahmed Ibrahim AL-HAZNAWI (93) Born October 11, 1980. Saudi from the village of Hezna. Son of an imam, and reportedly became one himself. Close to Hamza and Ahmed ALGHAMDI.
Saeed ALGHAMDI (93) Saudi, from Khamis Mushayt.
September 9, 2001—Northern Alliance commander Ahmed Shah Massoud is assassinated by two al-Qaeda operatives pretending to be Arab journalists.
September 9, 2001—Foreign intelligence officials intercept a telephone call on between Osama bin Laden and his adoptive mother Al-Kalifa in Syria, according to a report by NBC. “In two days, you’re going to hear big news, and you’re not going to hear from me for a while,” says bin Laden. AJC 10/2/01 Link
September 9, 2001—The owner, Richard Surma, notices that AL-SHEHHI, another tenant, (AHMED/BANIHAMMAD, presumably) and one other visitor who was constantly with them, have left the Panther Motel. AL-SHEHHI shaves his goatee before he departs, leaving only a mustache. AL-SHEHHI then returns the rental Corsica to Warrick’s for good., with an additional 1,035 miles on it. Link AL-SHEHHI flies to Boston. After they leave, owner Surma, cleaning out the rooms at the Panther, finds a tote bag in the trash. It is packed with aeronautical maps of the entire East Coast, martial arts books, a protractor, an English-German dictionary, Boeing 757 flight manuals, books from a flight school, and computer printouts with a detailed list of airline flights and times. A maid, cleaning the room, finds a box cutter. –Chicago Tribune 9/17/01
In Boston, AL-SHEHHI rents the room next to AHMED/BANIHAMMAD at the Milner. He makes a call from the room to Western Union, which authorities believe was one final attempt to refund unneeded cash to their contact in the United Arab Emirates. At some point in the day AL-SHEHHI wires $5400 to “Mustafa Ahmad” in the UAE. Link
September 9, 2001—Waleed AL-SHEHRI (11) wires $5000 to “Ahamad Mustafa” in the UAE. At some point in the day Wail and Waleed AL-SHEHRI order a call girl and pay her $180 for a 20-minute session.
September 9, 2001, 8:27 AM—The white Mistubishi appears at Logan airport again, remaining until 9:13 AM. Boston Globe 9/23/01
September 9, 2001— ATTA arrives in Boston. At Logan Airport, he watches that day’s American Airlines Flight 11 as it prepares for departure. He stands there at the gate with no luggage or briefcase, only a folder. A passenger remembers: “When I was actually boarding the airplane, he was standing at the gate counter writing on a card…the only thing he could see of the airplane was the pilots and the front of the airplane.” Link The same witness had seen him at curbside, asking “strange” questions. Later, he meets up with ALOMARI. They rent a blue 2001 Nissan Altima with Massachusetts license 3335VI at an Alamo Rent-a-Car in Boston at around 6 PM. They spend the night in a Boston hotel.
September 9, 2001, 4:15 PM—The white Mitsubishi returns to Logan again. It leaves at 5:39 PM.
September 10, 2001—There are 4,526 put options bought on UAL versus 748 call options. For American Airlines, the number of puts is 60 times the daily average.
September 10, 2001, afternoon—One of the Flight 93 hijackers goes to Nardone’s, a go-go bar on Route 1 in Elizabeth, NJ., about two miles from Newark International Airport. He has one beer and pays $20 to watch a dancer in the private VIP room. Link | Read more »
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Another post most will not want, and should not have, to read and view. But we owe it to ourselves to witness the utter despair forced upon innocent people by Islamic terrorists adhering to an ideology that is unchanged, unscathed, and will continue to terrorize until eradicated.
Watch the documentary: ‘The Falling Man’ – here.
For those who want insight. Into the mind of the enemy.
Published: Saturday, September 29, 2001
Following is the full text from a four-page document used by the terrorists responsible for the hijackings of four airplanes on Sept. 11. The document was released by the F.B.I. yesterday and translated for The New York Times by Capital Communications Group, a Washington-based international consulting firm and by Imad Musa, a translator for the firm.
The Last Night
1) Making an oath to die and renew your intentions.
Shave excess hair from the body and wear cologne.
2) Make sure you know all aspects of the plan well, and expect the response, or a reaction, from the enemy.
3) Read al-Tawba and Anfal [traditional war chapters from the Qur'an] and reflect on their meanings and remember all of the things that God has promised for the martyrs.
4) Remind your soul to listen and obey [all divine orders] and remember that you will face decisive situations that might prevent you from 100 percent obedience, so tame your soul, purify it, convince it, make it understand, and incite it. God said: “Obey God and His Messenger, and do not fight amongst yourselves or else you will fail. And be patient, for God is with the patient.”
5) Pray during the night and be persistent in asking God to give you victory, control and conquest, and that He may make your task easier and not expose us.
6) Remember God frequently, and the best way to do it is to read the Holy Qur’an, according to all scholars, as far as I know. It is enough for us that it [the Qur'an] are the words of the Creator of the Earth and the plants, the One that you will meet [on the Day of Judgment]. Read more »
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Photo from our June 6th protest
Confirmed list of speakers joining Rob Spencer and me at the FDI/SIOA demonstration on September 11th at 2pm:
911 WTC families
Ambassador John Bolton
Geert Wilders, Dutch Parliamentarian
NY Senator Candidate Gary Berntsen
Jordan Sekulow (ACLJ)
Pete King (invited)
Michael Grimm Staten Island House of Representatives, 911 First Responder
For those of you who do not use Facebook and want to join a carpool and the Caravan, send your info to email@example.com. Give your name/email/state & city you are coming from. Include how many seats you need. Also let them know if you can help with gas/food etc… One of the admins of their group will post your need/ ability to help and get back to you.
Update: Please read the comments. A forum post suggests the man highlighted in the story may be a fraud and it appears that CBS yanked the story with no explanation which may validate his status. If anyone has additional resources please post. Disgusting.
A 9/11 memorial that hasn’t been hijacked by Islamists. via CBS New York
SPARTA, N.J. (CBS 2) – A New Jersey artist spent countless hours on a painting depicting the efforts of those who were killed on September 11. After her death, a volunteer firefighter made it his mission to find a special home for the artwork.
Volunteer firefighter Phil Cise made a promise to the then 93-year-old artist who created a painting of the heroes of 9/11 days after the attacks: that he would fulfill her dying wish and build a chapel memorial in honor of those who died, and put the painting there.
“She said before I leave, if I could take the painting with me, and she knew that I would do the right thing with it, and have it put in the right place someday,” Cise, of Sparta, said.
Cise, who rushed to the city to help on that fateful day, crossed paths with artist Mari Watts Hitchcock on the day the terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. He was at Hitchcock’s house, giving her an estimate on a tree that had to come down.
“She was very scared,” Cise said. “We were going through this trial of life, of being under attack.”
From that day, Cise and Watts became close, and he begged her to paint again. She had stopped painting because of her frail hands and arthritis, but she did just that, completing the artwork in two months.
“She put a brush into paint and threw it at the canvas, and she said, ‘The painting has begun,’” Cise said.
A farmer has donated five acres of land for the cause in Alamuchy, New Jersey, and architect Suzanne Sowinski has designed a plan for free.
“There were some requirements that Phil wanted,” Sowinski said. “He wanted a lot of parking, a chapel, a gatehouse, and he has memorials that are being designed.”
Size still needs funding for his dream, so he’s selling t-shirts with the image of the painting in the hopes of raising enough money to complete the project.
All the while, he keeps remembering what Hitchcock wrote on the canvas: “This painting is in memory of the firefighters, the police, the emergency medical services, and all the volunteers who died trying to save lives.”
Another dying wish from the artist was that a banner of the painting be distributed to firehouses and police departments throughout the world.
Hitchcock died in 2007 at the age of 97.